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by turkey its planes now hitting targets in iraq while also attacking isis in syria. and the louisiana gunman's disturbing past. more on what we're learning about the man who murdered moviegoers in cold blood. from cnn world headquarters here in atlanta, i'm george howell. this is "cnn newsroom." good day to you and welcome to our viewers here in the united states and arnoldound the world. we begin this hour in kenya. the u.s. president, barack obama, just spoke at the global entrepreneurship summit in nairobi last hour. this is his first visit to kenya as president. he told the crowd in nairobi that entrepreneurship is the spark of prosperity and he is encouraging kenyans to seize it. he spoke of other reasons, too, why he is visiting the african nation. listen. >> we wanted to come here. i wanted to be here because africa is on the move.
africa's one of the fastest growing regions in the world. [ applause ] people are being lifted out of poverty. incomes are up. the middle class is growing. and young people like you are harnessing technology to change the way africa is doing business as president kenyatta alluded to. and that creates incredible opportunities for africans and for the world. >> cnn's nima al bagelbagir is in nairobi with more. >> reporter: this is, of course the first time we've heard from him on this trip and it really played into the two central objectives the two central imperatives for this trip. africa as he said it, is on the move. it is a growing global force in economic terms, a burgeoning middle class. and of course u.s. businesses want a part of that. they are playing catch-up here
to china, but he wanted to reiterate the commitment a greater package of support for african entrepreneurs, and a recognition, he says that the u.s. is involved and the u.s. wants to continue to be involved because he thinks that africa can generate not just growth for this region but global growth. he also touched on the security issue, which is another really central issue underpinning all of this the regional terror threat and its global implications. and he said through encouraging entrepreneurship what they're hoping to do is give young people alternatives to what he called the ideologies of violence and despair. from there, he went on to a power africa plant. this is a major u.s. initiative to get more africans on the power grid to generate more growth and faster growing economies. from there, george we're expecting that he will pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the 1998 u.s. embassy bombings here. and around east africa he's expected to lay a wreath.
he is also expected to on a much more micro level to speak to some students at one of the universities here and really show them as has been reiterated throughout this trip how much of a lived example he is. the son of a kenyan father who went on to be the president of the united states of america, george. >> nima a certainly historic visit by this u.s. president. and as you mentioned, speaking on growth and prosperity. but there are also a host of social issues that the president may address as well -- gay rights. this is a president who has been very impactful here in the united states on that issue, but a delicate topic there in that country. and also the issue of human rights. >> reporter: well, he's already touched on the need to respect human rights and how that ultimately will impact prosperity the need to give women greater opportunities, women entrepreneurs. but of course -- and we've been hearing this from human rights groups -- the major issue is the
allegations of human rights abuses for those tasked with carrying out much of this counter terror policy the counterterror units here. and they've been calling on president obama to speak out on this. and as you said also antigay and those campaigning on behalf of the gay and lesbian and transgender community here have been very vocal in the lead-up to this trip. we had the deputy president, william rousseau saying that there was no place for gays in the society here. and we've also had campaigners for gay and lesbian rights saying that he has to speak about this that this is really an epidemic of antigay rhetoric that's sweeping east africa much of it as you would know in the past fanned by evangelical preachers from the u.s. so, really, gay rights campaigners have been saying that as a sitting u.s. president, he has a responsibility. we're waiting to see if he will speak on that. both sides will be watching very closely, george.
>> cnn's nima elbagir live in nairobi, kenya. nima, thank you so much. we will stay in touch with you as we continue to monitor the u.s. president's visit to that country. now on to the middle east. turkey has ramped up its efforts to protect its borders from militants. the country has launched more attacks today on iraq and syria. turkish warplanes bombed militants with the kurdistan workers party, the pkk, as it's well known, in northern iraq. ground troops also attacked isis in northern syria. this comes after turkey's first air strikes on isis targets within syria on friday. for more on turkey's ramped-up fight against militants, we turn to cnn producer gul tuysuz who joins us on the phone from istanbul. gul, good to have you with us. what does it mean for turkey to have this shift in policy to step up its fight against isis? >> turkey's posture has changed
from a position of a passively trapped support against isis to now aggressively pursuing it as a threat to its national security. and that's the thing that the turkish government has been saying over the last two days as they have ramped up operations both militarily and domestically saying that they perceive isis as a national security threat. and in the interests of that they are going after isis targets in syria. we had the three f-16s not going into syrian air space but taking out isis targets there. and then last night we had ground artillery forces not crossing the border but hitting targets with artillery inside syria deemed to be isis strategic points. but all of this is happening in the context of turkey changing its posture generally on how it deals with what it perceives to
be national security threats and terrorism. [ inaudible ] action has not just been against isis it's also been against the kurdistan workers party, or the pkk. turkey's position right now is that both isis and the pkk are a primary national security threat to them and that's why we're seeing last night, again, planes going into northern iraq and taking out pkk targets, strategic locations, caves and weapons depots there in the pkk stronghold there in northern iraq. what all of this means is that turkey now is changing the tact that it was following for the last three years during the escalation of fighting in syria. it has tightened its border controls with its neighbor syria, which was very very chaotic, but it's saying now that its military will respond at any threat that it perceives
while it borders with that chaotic neighboring country. so we could be facing a lot more of these types of military actions from the turkish side both against isis and towards the pkk. >> cnn producer gul tuysuz on the phone with us. gul, we had some trouble with audio, but we got the bulk in of understanding with what you're saying there, the basic fact that turkey is changing its policy as it's basically addressing what it sees as national security threats. also important to point out that turkey will now start allowing the u.s.-led coalition to use its air bases. cnn producer gul tuysuz thank you so much for your insights and we will stay in touch with you as we continue to follow this story. people in the u.s. state of louisiana are mourning today after a gunman opened fire in a crowded movie theater. vigils were held on friday for the two people who were killed and nine others who were wounded
in that attack. the shooter, 59-year-old john russell houser took his own life. the two women killed have been identified as 33-year-old jillian johnson and 21-year-old mayci breaux. louisiana's governor bobby jindal praised the police and moviegoers of the theater for their bravery throughout this ordeal. listen. >> one of the surviving, wounded victims played dead to stay alive. what we've learned from inside is that it appears that the shooter actually took his time and was somewhat meth yolical as he shot folks from the top, from the back of the theater. it appears more and more that he was planning his escape. >> police say that the shooter posted many extremist views online and had been etraffic issed -- estranged from his family for many years. but just in the last month, his brother says that he showed up out of the blue. >> he just needed some money to
continue moving on living on you know living and surviving. and so we gave him some and that was the last we had heard of him. we hadn't heard from him probably ten years prior to that or since. so this was a complete shock. >> as police take more witness accounts we are learning more about what went on inside that movie theater moment by moment. cnn's ana cabrera has this story. >> reporter: 7:30 p.m. 20 minutes into a screening of the comedy "trainwreck." 59-year-old john russell houser seated in the second to last row of a movie theater in lafayette, louisiana, stands up raises a .40-caliber handgun and opens fire. 21-year-old mayci breaux and her boyfriend are seated just in front of the shooter. >> he stood up and began firing the weapon and the first two people he shot were right in front of him. >> reporter: breaux is killed her boyfriend wounded. houser gets off at least 13 rounds before heading for the exit alongside panicked theater goers.
>> get over here now! >> reporter: he makes it outside, but police responding in less than a minute are closing in. houser goes back inside and shoots himself in the head. [ sirens ] taken to a nearby hospital 33-year-old jillian johnson dies a short time later. nine others are also shot and wounded. police say houser arrived in lafayette just weeks ago. he was staying at a nearby motel. it appears he had carefully planned a getaway. >> we found wigs and glasses and disguises, basically, in his room. his vehicle had a switched license tag on it. it was parked right outside an exit door of the theater. >> reporter: houser nicknamed rusty, spent parts of his life in georgia and alabama. over the years, he got a law degree ran for tax commissioner a job his father held then went on to own two bars hanging a black flag with a swastika and a welcome sign outside one, and he also had a criminal record that included arson.
he was well known as a rabble-rouser on local talk radio and tv as well as city council meetings. often racist and homophobic spouting antigovernment extremism extremism, so extreme that houstoner was tracked by the southern poverty law center, an organization that tracks hate groups. they released postings they claim were written by houser in recent years. "hitler is loved" and "the uu.s. is history." houser's ex-wife filed a protective order against him in 2008. he was committed to a mental facility. his wife citing his volatile mental state. she also removed all the guns and weapons from their home after he threatened to break up his daughter's wedding. then there's this ironic posting written in 2013 -- "truth carries with it an understanding of death. rather than live without it, i will take death." ana cabrera, cnn, lafayette, louisiana. u.s. officials say the government is preparing for the possible release this november
of jonathan pollard, a convicted spy for israel. pollard was convicted of espionage in 1987 and sentenced to life in prison with eligibility for parole 30 years after his arrest. many believe the move would help ease tensions with israel over the iran enthusiasticnuclear deal but the spokeman for the security council says "there is absolutely zero linkage between mr. pollard's status and foreign policy considerations." he added, "a parole board will decide whether to let pollard go." lieutenant colonel rick francona earlier shared his reaction. >> it doesn't matter who you spy for. the information he gave to the israelis went way beyond the scope of the authorized exchange between the united states and israel. it's okay to tell other countries what you know but it becomes dangerous when you start telling them how you know it you start compromising your sources and methods, and he did just that. many of the systems he compromised we have never, ever recovered from.
so i understand the life sentence. so i understand he'll be released in november. i guess i'm going to have to live with that. >> suggestions that pollard would be released have come up before including during an effort to extend peace talks between israel and the palestinians just last year. you are watching "cnn newsroom." still to come new troubles for fifa and embattled president sepp blatter as russia preps for the 2018 world cup qualifying draw. plus hillary clinton back on the defensive after a u.s. official says her e-mails as secretary of state contained classified information. more on that ahead. no fifth grader's ever sat at the cool table. but your jansport backpack is permission to park it wherever you please. hey. that's that new gear feeling. now get a swiss gear backpack for only $10. office depot officemax. gear up for school. gear up for great.
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all eyes will be on outgoing fifa president sepp blatter, who is making his first public appearance outside switzerland since top-level fifa officials were arrested on corruption and bribery charges in may. as our kelly morgan reports, even more dark clouds are looming over the event. >> reporter: racism in russia has dominated the headlines, but now that fifa's executives have arrived in st. petersburg the spotlight is back on the corruption scandal, not least because of fresh criticism of fifa by world cup sponsor visa. and during the company's third-quarter earnings conference last night, chief executive charlie shaft expressed concern that fifa wasn't living up to the high standards that visa expected as a sponsor. and he went on to say, and i quote, "their subsequent responses are wholly inadequate and continue to show its lack of awareness of the seriousness of the changes which are needed." now, visa also echoed calls from
fellow sponsor coca-cola for an independent commission to oversee reforms at fifa expressing doubt that the existing leadership will be able to deliver the kind of meaningful change that is required. to that end, at a press conference in st. petersburg early on friday fifa's secretary-general, jerome volk announced fifa will hold a meeting next month as requested with sponsors to move that reform process forward. this is seen as crucial to restore trust. fifa hasn't signed a single new sponsor since the brazil world cup. volk acknowledging the scandal is taking its toll. take a listen. >> the current situation doesn't help to finalize any new agreement. it's a factor and i'm sure that until the next election until the 26th of february there will be not a major announcement. >> during that press conference,
v valcke was forced to defend his own involvement in fifa and denied any involvement or knowledge of wrongdoing and said he's proud of his legacy which he fully expects to be handing over to a new secretary-general following that election of a new fifa president in february. as for the current president, sepp blatter, well he too, is in town and will be meeting with russian president vladimir putin ahead of the preliminary draw tomorrow. but of course his very presence means the spectacle of the event, which russia had hoped would capture the world's attention, is almost certainly going to be overshadowed by this ongoing scandal. kellie morgan cnn, moscow. the united states justice department has been asked to investigate e-mails sent from hillary clinton's private server this after it was revealed that some of them contained classified information but weren't identified that way. our elise labott reports. [ applause ] >> reporter: new disclosures from the intelligence community.
the inspector general saying e-mails on hillary clinton's private server contained classified information. their review of just 40 of 30,000 e-mails secretary clinton turned over found 4 of them had classified information. at least one inadvertently released to the public. inspector general's office telling cnn they were "classified when they were sent and are classified now." the problem -- the information was never classified by the state department and clinton may have not known she was handling information that should have remained on a secure system. now the inspector general for the intelligence community has asked the justice department to investigate whether classified material has been compromised. >> it seems like they're making a larger criticism of the way the state department handles classified material. >> again, i refer you to the department of justice. >> they're saying that you compromised classified material. >> but we have had a very
rigorous process internally and frankly, sharing with other agencies when their equities are involved in clearing these e-mails. >> reporter: clinton has long said she handled all information properly while using her private account. >> i did not e-mail any classified material to anyone on my e-mail. there is no classified material. >> reporter: and while she may not be the target of the latest probe about her e-mail server the controversy has dogged her presidential campaign and been a distraction on the trail, including today. >> there have been a lot of inaccuracies. maybe the heat is getting to everybody. >> reporter: where she renewed an offer to testify before congress. >> we are all accountable to the american people to get the facts right. and i will do my part. >> reporter: and the intelligence community's inspector general says there are potentially hundreds of other e-mails on clinton's server that could contain classified information. clinton's spokesman, nick
merrill, emphasizing once again, clinton "followed appropriate practices" in dealing with classified materials. elise labott, cnn, washington. after discovering earth's so-called cousin nasa has another surprise for star-gazers, a brand-new, higher resolution images of pluto. and let's turn to our meteorologist, derek van dam, for more on this. that's pretty cool. >> there it is in all its glory, george. nasa on a roll releasing these high-resolution images. this is piggybacking on their new horizons space probe that just swung right past the dwarf planet only a few days ago, releasing these images just yesterday, in fact. and i think it's fascinating, at least to me to see the advancements in telescopes and now to digital imagery, because what we've done is seeing pluto images from the early 1930s with very basic telescopes to what we're capable of capturing in this high-resolution imagery as
we speak. in fact, we're able to see flowing ice and ice plains right on pluto's surface. and by the way, the imagery here is roughly about two kilometers per pixel that you're seeing on this screen. you can also see mountains and valleys and the infamous heart on pluto. and this one's actually my favorite that very moment when pluto blocked out the sun, creating this ring around the outer perimeter of the planet. in fact, this is indicating its atmosphere's roughly about 80 kilometers thick. and this atmosphere is composed of gases that are responsible for creating that reddish hue on the surface of the planet, if you looked back at that original photo that i showed you at the beginning of this weather broadcast. i want to quickly show you some footage coming out of kazakhstan. take a look at this mudslides impacted the largest city in kazakhstan of almativ. 900 people evacuated and it
ruined dozens of houses but no casualties reported. a state of emergency was declared. rescue workers backed by helicopters sent to deal with the situation. but what's very important to note is that what you would expect to see is that this mudslide was thanks to a deluge of rain. well that wasn't the case. come back to the graphics and i'll explain. there is actually a glacier upstream from almaty and kazakhstan and temperatures have been extremely warm in this area. it melted the glacier, george and it actually allowed for that river to come down in a torrent, and unfortunately, flood some of the local suburbs in that particular area. fascinating, no? >> derek, thank you so much. >> thanks george. two teachers are being credited with saving lives after a gunman opened fire in a u.s. theater. how they escaped death while helping each other as this broadcast continues worldwide on cnn international and cnn usa.
welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. you're watching "cnn newsroom." good to have you with us. i'm george howell. the headlines this hour. the u.s. president, barack obama, just spoke at the global entrepreneurship summit in the kenyan capital of nairobi. next hour he will attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the site of the 1998 u.s. embassy bombing. and after that he is scheduled to meet with kenyan president kenyatta. turkish troops launched a new round of bombings today on militants with the kurdistan workers party or the pkk in northern iraq. ground troops also attacked isis in northern syria.
this comes after turkey's first air strikes on isis targets within syria on friday. police in trinidad and tobago are searching for two men who pulled off a brazen prison escape on friday. those inmates along with a third used hand grenades and guns in the breakout in the caribbean nation's capital. a police officer tried to capture them leading to this shoot-out that you see. the officer and one of the inmates were killed. the gunman in a mass shooting in the united states at a movie theater was estranged from his family. police in lafayette, louisiana, also say that john russell houser had a history of mental health issues and posted extreme opinions online. two women were killed and nine other people wounded in thursday's attack. houser then killed himself. two teachers were inside that theater that night, and not only
did they save each other, during the chaos, they were somehow able to pull off the fire alarm that likely saved many many other lives. cnn's kyung lah reports. >> get the ambulances over here now! >> chaos, basically. >> reporter: unfolding inside the movie theater where high school teachers jena meaux and ali martin were celebrating a last girls night out before the start of school. >> wow. they took their training and put it into action even outside of the classroom. >> reporter: their training as teachers says friend and co-worker cammie training you don't expect to use while watching a movie. >> one teacher jumped in front of her friend potentially saving her life. the second teacher said that bullet was coming for her head if her friend hadn't jumped on top of her. both were injured. the second was injured in the leg. >> reporter: both shot bleeding yet somehow, the friends who saved each other then thought of the 100 others in the theater. officials say martin headed to a fire alarm.
>> had the presence of mind to pull that fire alarm to alert individuals of what was going on inside that theater. >> so, who knows how many lives she saved by doing that. >> reporter: people inside ran out, then began helping the wounded. first responders tipped off early by that fire alarm flooded the theater. and now, an all too familiar image of grief and shock, a moment these teachers had prepared for at jeanerette senior high school. the teachers met seven years ago, best friends. jena meaux, the school's librarian, ali martin an english teacher. on facebook their students wrote about their bravery and courage, the pride at an act that likely saved many lives. but they seemed unsurprised, because after all, this is what their teachers do. >> keep others alive. how can we help others get to safety? that's how can we help our kids get to safety in the classroom? that's what these ladies were trained to do and they did it
in just a blink of an eye. >> reporter: kyung lah, cnn, los angeles. >> this shooting has reignited the debate about gun control in the u.s. when asked about louisiana's gun control laws governor jindal said the community is still mourning and it's too soon to discuss the topic. australia implemented sweeping gun control measures nearly 20 years ago, prompted by a 1996 shooting massacre that claimed the lives of 35 people. rapid-fire rifles and shotguns were banned. gun owner licensing was tightened. uniform national standards for registered firearms were established, and more than 1 million guns were collected and destroyed in a national buyback program. in the years following, the risk of dying by gunshot in australia fell by more than 50%. firearms suicide rates dropped almost 80%. and australia has seen no mass
shootings since then. the u.s. president, barack obama, will make a solemn visit in a little more than an hour's time to the site of the bombing of the u.s. embassy in nairobi, kenya, in 1998. earlier, the american president told attendees at a business summit that entrepreneurship is the spark of prosperity and he is encouraging kenyans to seize it. mr. obama will also meet his kenyan counterpart, thank you hurry you kenyatta later in the day. jim acosta has more on the president's trip to africa. >> reporter: he is the president whose biography is known across the world -- a mother from kansas and a father from kenya. and now, mr. obama returns to his father's homeland for his first trip as president, a visit aides say he has eagerly awaited. >> he's certainly looking forward to his trip to kenya and giving him a chance to reconnect as president. he hasn't been there for a while. >> reporter: still, the president's planned stops in both kenya and ethiopia are not
without risk as this section of africa is still plagued by terrorist groups like al shabaab, which carried out the west gate mall massacre less than two years ago, killing dozens. senior white house officials say the strategy for combating that threat will be high on the president's agenda. >> obviously, we wouldn't be taking this trip if we thought that security conditions precluded us doing so. >> and i am so proud to be back home. >> reporter: he hasn't been back to kenya since 2006 when then senator obama stopped in his father barack obama sr.'s hometown where he encountered long-lost relatives while getting in touch with his roots. >> this is obviously a wonderful event for me. >> reporter: he also journeyed to kenya as a young man, collecting stories that would become part of his memoir "dreams from my father." that painful experience of being abandoned by his father is now a recurring theme in his efforts to mentor young men of color. >> i am a black man who grew up
without a father. and i know the cost that i paid for that. >> reporter: the president's heritage has also created plenty of political headaches back home fueling bogus claims he was born in kenya, forcing the white house at one point to release mr. obama's birth certificate. that personal history has left kenyans anticipating this presidential trip for years, ever since they partied in the streets when mr. obama won the white house. [ crying baby ] and maternity wards started filling up with newborns named barack and michelle. but as president, he's disappointed kenyans at times, choosing stable democratic ghana as his first stop in africa as president. >> well i have the blood of africa within me, and my family's -- [ applause ] my family's own story encompasses both the tragedies and triumphs of the larger african story. >> reporter: his message to african leaders back then tamp
down on corruption and prosperity will follow. >> africa's future is up to africans. >> reporter: but the president has his critics in africa who say he's ignored the continent while china spends billions. to counter that argument the president will keep a busy schedule in africa with major speeches planned to both business and political leaders, meaning a more personal visit will have to come later. >> visiting kenya as a private citizen is probably more meaningful to me than visiting as president, because i can actually get outside of a hotel room or a conference center. >> reporter: for logistical and security reasons, white house officials say president obama won't be visiting his father's home village of kogelo. instead, his relatives will come see him here in nairobi. in fact hours after arriving in the kenyan capital, he was off to dinner with some of those family members. jim acosta cnn, nairobi, kenya. now to burundi.
u.s. secretary of state john kerry calls the presidential election deeply flawed there. in that country, pierre unkuraziza won a third term this week in a vote marred by violence. kerry is urging the leader to hold discussions with burundi's opposition who maintain that term limits made his candidacy unconstitutional. the country's foreign minister dismissed the international criticism, saying the opinion of the burundian people is all that matters. the world's first malaria vaccine is one step closer to being approved for use in babies in africa. european regulators have given a positive recommendation for the glaxosmithkline vaccine moscuriks. the world health organization is now assessing when and where that vaccine could be used. glaxosmithkline's vice president for south africa spoke to cnn earlier about this breakthrough. >> this is a not-for-profit
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welcome back to "cnn newsroom." i'm george howell. the u.s. national archives has just released hundreds of never-seen-before photos of the dark dark day in american history. september 11th 2001. the photos show then u.s. president george w. bush vice president dick cheney and other white house staffers as 9/11 unfolded and they learn more about the attacks that killed 3,000 people. a documentary group got the photos released under the freedom of information act in this country. it's been more than seven decades since two polish families gave their lives to protect fleeing jews from the nazis. and now their story and their secret world war ii hideout is finally being revealed. cnn's lynda kinkade has more. >> reporter: for decades, this
simple farm house in rural poland has hidden a dark secret. ten members of the two families who jointly worked the farm were executed by the nazis in 1942. they had refused to reveal the whereabouts of a jewish family hiding in this cellar. >> translator: the whole family was punished not only the person helping, but the whole family. after all, that was declared by the germans in an announcement. my aunt was telling me that jews were kept here and this was a transfer point. >> reporter: the family's wartime tragedy and subsequent communist harassment left descendants reluctant to talk about what happened. there was also the lingering skig ma of unfounded rumors of hidden jewish gold and suspicions that neighbors may have betrayed them to the nazis. now 70 years later, the farm house has been declared a national monument and this secret hideout that shouldered jews on the run is finally open for public viewing.
>> this site isn't just important for jews. this is important for humanity. who would believe that one person would risk and end up giving their lives to try and help another? the scolzyras family knew what they were getting into. pe they knew the dangers. they understood what could happen but anyway they did it. >> reporter: mr. daniels and his organization are hoping to identify descendants of some of the jews who passed through the hideout. they are especially interested in tracing the family whose secret was guarded at such a high price in 1942. >> translator: we have found one trace given to us by the daughter of branislavus
scozyrus. she says they received papers from the priest by that name. >> reporter: poland is one of the descenders of the jewish pride of the second world war, and many polish jews were among the 6 million killed during the holocaust. lynda kinkade, cnn, atlanta. >> a piece of history revealed there. you are watching "cnn newsroom." visitors of buckingham palace are getting the royal treatment this summer when they get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into a state visit at one of the world's most recognized landmarks. can a business have a mind? a subconscious. a knack for predicting the future. reflexes faster than the speed of thought. can a business have a spirit? can a business have a soul? can a business be...alive?
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welcome back to "cnn newsroom." i'm george howell. automaker fiat chrysler is recalling 1.4 million vehicles vehicles that are vulnerable to hackers. the recall comes after the release of some shocking video that showed exactly how some cars can be remotely hacked and then controlled over the internet. chrysler is offering a software upgrade that it recommends to customers to install at their earliest convenience. hulk hogan is now apologizing for repeatedly using a racial slur in a conversation that was caught on tape. according to the "national enquirer," the legendary
wrestler is heard on an unauthorized sex tape using the "n" word as he talks about his daughter's relationship with an african-american man. the tape was reportedly recorded several years ago. hogan has now been fired from the world wrestling entertainment, wwe, though he says he resigned. all traces of his name and image have been removed from the wwe's website and the hall of fame. the one phrase u.s. presidential candidate donald trump never tires of using is "excuse me," and he makes no excuses for saying it time and time and time again. jeanne moos takes a humorous look at one of the donald's favorite verbal weapons. >> reporter: he may be a guy who portrays himself as more manly than mannerly. >> how stupid are our leaders? >> reporter: but donald trump has taken a page -- >> excuse me. >> reporter: -- out of the etiquette books. >> excuse me. excuse me.
excuse me. yes, i have a gun. excuse me. >> reporter: the donald has taken that childhood lesson -- >> you said "excuse me." you used good manners. >> reporter: -- and trump has weaponized it. >> excuse me i raised a lot of money. >> reporter: -- to verbally beat back his interviewers. >> excuse me. >> if you want to interrupt them then you have to say the words "excuse me." >> excuse how does that go to the u.s. default on its obligation? >> reporter: sometimes punctuated by a finger -- >> excuse me. >> reporter: -- or two hands. >> excuse me. >> reporter: the number of excuse mes escalates. >> excuse me. >> what was that based on? >> excuse me. >> reporter: as tempers rise. >> you're a billionaire, though. why would you not move it here just for having it in america? >> excuse me. because i'm a businessman. >> reporter: donald trump hasn't just discovered the tactical use of manners, he's been excusing himself for years. back in 2011 chris matthews counted a record-breaking number of "excuse mes" in a single interview -- >> excuse me. excuse me. i have very -- excuse me.
>> 18 excuse mes. >> reporter: but there is one guy who trumps even trump when it comes to excusing himself. no not homer simpson! >> well, excuse me! >> reporter: steve martin. >> excuse me! >> reporter: it's almost a badge of honor to be asked by name to excuse donald trump -- >> excuse me matt. excuse me katie. excuse me, savannah. >> reporter: a guy famous for these two words -- >> you're fired. >> reporter: -- fires off these two words -- >> excuse me. >> reporter: -- way more often. >> when an adult is talking. now, stop -- >> excuse me! >> yes? >> it works! i said excuse me and you stopped talking! >> reporter: jeanne moos cnn. >> excuse me. >> reporter: new york. each summer queen elizabeth welcomes visitors into buckingham palace while she vacations in scotland but this year for the first time since it opened to the public tourists get to use the grand entrance that's used by heads of state. cnn went on a guided tour.
>> we're standing in the grand entrance of buckingham palace which is where visitors this summer will get the chance to experience what it's like to come to buckingham palace as a guest. if you are a president or a pope or an astronaut, for example, you'd come through the very same entrance and we hope that will be a unique insight for people when they come here. so every year buckingham palace opens for the summer to guests, to visitors. this year we wanted to show visitors what goes on behind the scenes. we're showing what happens to prepare for events ranging from state banquets to investatures to garden parties and one-on-one audiences with the queen. we have the view that the queen would have during a state banquet. she sits in the very center of the top table, and she's very involved in every element of the process. she approves the menu she approves the wine. and then on the afternoon of a state banquet she comes in to both check the table but also to
thank the various different teams that have worked so hard. so there are 19 state rooms at buckingham palace. they were built for the express purpose of entertaining. these are really to create that magnificent feeling when you walk in that you've come somewhere incredibly special. for example, after a state banquet, the guests will move through the various different rooms where they're served coffee and drinks and chocolates as well. i think there are some lovely little details as well. so for example, for a state banquet, you get your own individual butter dish and the butter is churned and cut into little discs and then stamped with the royal crown. that attention to detail is something that really does make it very special. >> that will be a special memory for people who get to take that aspect of the tour. and we thank you for watching us this hour on "cnn newsroom." i'm george howell at the cnn center in atlanta. for viewers in the u.s. "cnn new day" is just ahead. for other viewers around the world, "amanpour" is next after
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